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Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

CEO: Hospitals in Ohio and W.Va. Closing After $37M Loss

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Heavy financial losses are forcing the closure of two rural hospitals, one in West Virginia and one in Ohio. The Intelligencer reports the hospitals’ President and CEO Daniel C. Dunmyer said in a statement on Wednesday that Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and East Ohio Regional Hospital in… Read More

Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting including Ned Peppers bar, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said.

Bouncer: I ‘Would’ve Died’ Saving People in Ohio Shooting

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A bouncer says he “would’ve died” before he let the Ohio gunman into the bar where hundreds of people were hiding during the melee. Jeremy Ganger, who works at Ned Peppers in Dayton’s entertainment district, recalled giving the shooter a “dead stare,” determined to block him from getting into the bar… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Lawmakers Promote Gun Safety Legislation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky lawmakers are crafting legislation that would allow family members and others to petition authorities to keep guns away from people deemed a threat. The lawmakers say the goal is to protect Kentuckians from gun violence while protecting due-process rights. Promoting the proposal on Thursday were Republican Sens. Julie Raque… Read More

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Feds: Pharmacy Ignored Red Flags When Filling Prescriptions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they’ve suspended a West Virginia pharmacy’s registration for improperly dispensing prescription drugs. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the suspension against Oak Hill Hometown Pharmacy on Thursday. Stuart says the pharmacy filled about 2,000 prescriptions for a widely-misused drug called Subutex over a three-year period despite red flags that… Read More

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Ky. Dept. of Education’s New Website Recruits New Teachers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new campaign and website to recruit and encourage potential teachers. The Education Department says there was a 36% decline in the completion of education preparation programs in Kentucky from 2008 to 2017. Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis unveiled the new website, www.goteachky.com, at a… Read More

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Wounded West Virginia Trooper Stable After Gunfight


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POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia state trooper is in stable condition after being shot in a gunfight where he killed a suspect. The West Virginia State Police on Wednesday released details on Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman’s condition. The department has also identified the suspect as 43-year-old William Biggs. Officials… Read More

Unions Accuse FirstEnergy Solutions Of Backing Out Of Agreements

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Several unions representing workers at the state’s two nuclear plants are objecting to a new bankruptcy plan by FirstEnergy Solutions, saying the energy generator’s latest filing would not honor union contracts. Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) says many legislators recently voted to bail out FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear plants because they thought they were protecting union jobs. That… Read More

Huntington, West Virginia skyline

West Virginia Restaurant Hosts Dementia-Friendly Night

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A restaurant in West Virginia has hosted a dementia-friendly night meant to entertain and treat both caregivers and the cared. The Herald-Dispatch reports the Wednesday event at Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti in Huntington was the first of its kind in the Tri-State area. The event was created by Dementia Friendly Huntington and the… Read More

Authorities work the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.

Mayors Urge Senate to Return to Washington for Gun Bill Vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to back-to-back shootings that left 31 people dead. In a letter Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and… Read More